Smith, Elizabeth Lee, née Allen, daughter of Dr. W. Allen, President of Dartmouth University, was born in 1817, and married in 1843 to Dr. H. B. Smith, who became Professor in Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 1850, and died in 1877. Mrs. Smith's hymns, including translations of "Je Te salue", “O Jesus Christus", are in Schaff's Christ in Song, 1869 and 1870. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
According to the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, Elizabeth Lee Smith passed away in 1898.
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Author: Johann Caspar Lavater
Lavater, Johann Caspar, son of Johann Heinrich Lavater, physician in Zürich, was born at Zürich, Nov. 15, 1741. He entered the Academic Gymnasium at Zürich in 1758, and in the end of 1759 began his studies in its theological department. After completing his course he was ordained in the spring of 1762, but did not undertake any regular clerical work till April 1769, when he was appointed diaconus of the Orphanage church at Zürich, where he became pastor in 1775. In July 1778 he was appointed diaconus of St. Peter's church, and in Dec. 1786 pastor there. When, during the Revolutionary period, the French laid the Swiss Cantons under contribution, and then in April 1799 deported ten of the principal citizens of Zürich, Lavater felt compel… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Jesus Christ, Grow Thou in MeFirst Line: O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in meTune Title: MANOAHAuthor: Johann C. Lavater; Elizabeth L. SmithMeter: CMSource: Christliche Lieder, 1780; Translation in British Messenger, November 1, 1860
Display Title: O Jesus, Saviour, grow in meFirst Line: O Jesus, Saviour, grow in meTune Title: CAITHNESSAuthor: Johann Caspar Lavater, 1741-1801; Elizabeth Lee Smith, 1817-98; David Arthur Schubert, 1942-Meter: 86.86Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 2 Corinthians 4:4-7; 2 Corinthians 12:8-11; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Timothy 2:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; John 3:30; Psalm 40Date: 1999